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Old May 27th, 2012, 03:04 PM
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Hello all, my name's switch and i'm new to the site. I've been looking to get into the game but there aren't many miniature's stores nearby. I was wondering where the best places online other than Ebay are to buy, a) Heroscape miniature's, b) C3G miniature's, and c) Terrain piece's all reasonably cheap. The main thing i need though is terrain, so please post links or references to the site's you use to get your Heroscape fixes. Much appreciated.

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Re: Looking to get started

a&c, maybe b, all fall under Auggie's domain.

He is generally regarded as quite fair, and he is a member of this site. he has pretty much everything, sans a few of the more rare pieces.


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Old May 27th, 2012, 03:30 PM
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Thanks for the help! He shall be expecting some incoming orders.
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Old May 27th, 2012, 03:31 PM
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Re: Looking to get started

If you need terrain, then you need Master Sets, with the original Rise of the Valkyrie having the most pieces out of any set.

Won't be cheap, as Master Sets tend to sell for more than $50 U.S. on ebay.

Another good place to look would be craigslist.

For individual terrain pieces, or game mats with hex grids, check out Auggies (custom mats are a great way to get something to play on for very cheap).

Now is the time to also get lots of the most recent Waves as far as figures while they are available. These are the last of what was in the factory and they are going at blow out prices (Wave 1, maybe Wave 8 still, definitely Waves 11-13). If it hasn't been made clear yet, you want multiples of common squads, hence the reason for getting more than just one of everything. Look for these Waves at Auggies, Miniature Market, etc.

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Old May 27th, 2012, 05:15 PM
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Thanks again. Are the shipping rates from Auggie's reasonable? Being in canada, and assuming that his operations are based out of the U.S. just wondering what a ball-park price would be? I tried the shipping calculator on the site, but it didn't work.
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Re: Looking to get started

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Thanks again. Are the shipping rates from Auggie's reasonable? Being in canada, and assuming that his operations are based out of the U.S. just wondering what a ball-park price would be? I tried the shipping calculator on the site, but it didn't work.
In the U.S., it's a flat $3.50. Outside, you'd have to ask him, it depends on how much it costs him to send it. If you spend more than $100, you get free shipping (at least in the U.S., pretty sure it's outside too...). Pretty cheap compared to what I've seen everywhere else...

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Re: Looking to get started

I'm in nanaimo (BC) and it's $15 for a decent sized box of terrain and figures. Although i spent nearly $100 last shipment, so it would be less if you didn't order huge chunks of terrain or copious amounts of figures.

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Thanks again. Are the shipping rates from Auggie's reasonable? Being in canada, and assuming that his operations are based out of the U.S. just wondering what a ball-park price would be? I tried the shipping calculator on the site, but it didn't work.
Hello Switch,
Auggie here,
Our international shipping is done a bit differently than most. Just shoot me an email and I'll send you exactly how it works. In a nut shell though, you will pay EXACTLY what it costs us in postage +$2. Terrain can get a bit expensive to ship though Canada isn't too bad.

On another note, be sure to check out our "BEGINERS SET" on ebay. It's more or less everything in the original first starter set (ROV) and includes our custom 3 x 5 foot base level (grass) mat. On Ebay we sell it for $80. It's one of a very few items I don't sell on our normal website. The you can search for it on ebay using the auction number 350569661164 to get a good look with pics and such. I made these sets especially for new people to get into the game. If you would like one of these off our website email me and I can send an invoice and knock off $10 (which is about what we would save in ebay fees).

One final piece of advice. A couple months back, WotC / Hasbro (the makers of the game) cleared out their warehouse of what was left. It's still a great time to get very good prices on waves 1,11,12 and 13. These items are still working their way through the distribution chain but once gone cannot be replaced by sellers so prices will likely climb back up.

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Re: Looking to get started

I know dok posted an awesome starters guide to Heroscape.
I can not locate it atm. I will keep searching.
Welcome to the craze. For C3g (mostly HeroClix figures)E-Bay is not a bad choice if you buy large lots. Many end up being less then 50cents a figure. The main thing is knowing what you are getting in the lot and what you want.
I think you can still find the Marvel set for a decent price.Best of luck.

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Re: Looking to get started

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[RotV] Won't be cheap, as Master Sets tend to sell for more than $50 U.S. on ebay.
And just to put this into perspective, throughout the first Master Set's production, it sold in stores for MSRP of $40.00, which, considering how much is inside a box, was an incredible bargain. Most of the sets were probably sold for $40.00, with Toys R Us having an occasional Buy One Get One Free sale, when people stocked up.

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[RotV] Won't be cheap, as Master Sets tend to sell for more than $50 U.S. on ebay.
And just to put this into perspective, throughout the first Master Set's production, it sold in stores for MSRP of $40.00, which, considering how much is inside a box, was an incredible bargain. Most of the sets were probably sold for $40.00, with Toys R Us having an occasional Buy One Get One Free sale, when people stocked up.
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Re: Looking to get started

I can vouch for Auggies shipping rates being extremely resonable. About a quarter of my collection has come through there.
Make sure you account for a good two weeks before the package arrives. I'm pretty sure it hits the border well within two days but then sits around in limbo for a while.

Just be patient and don't get frustrated. It will show up.

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